Join the Creativity Project
If you read my blog you know that I scrapbook and I love being creative. But, you’ll also notice that I haven’t been posting much lately and that’s because I’m burnt out. It just hasn’t been the same for me. I thought I wanted to be on design teams and get published and that’s what I wanted scrapbooking to be in my life, but the more I chased it the less I loved this hobby. I decided to step back from it a little and really reflect on why I was chasing something I wasn’t even sure I wanted. I thought it would be fun and make me more creative, but instead it was stifling my creativity and taking away my time with my kids and adding stress I didn’t need (nor want).
So, after following one inspiration to the next today, I feel inspired and ready to take on the world! I realized that what I love is feeling creative. And spending time with my family. And feeling the happiness that comes from both of those things together. I want to have more of that in my life without the deadlines or the stress or the feeling like it’s not good enough.
So, I am presenting you with the creativity project.
This is simply doing something creative every single day. When I say ‘creative’ I don’t mean make a project everyday (although you can if you want!). I mean be creative with your thoughts and your actions. See everyday as a new adventure. Start each morning with the thought “what can I do that’s fun and creative today?”. This can be anything from reading a Dr. Seuss book, playing in the sand, making something or even coloring with your kids. BUT, don’t just stop there once you’ve figured out what you want to do for the day...ask yourself “what else can I do to make this even more creative?”. For instance, I decided today that we would have breakfast for dinner, but not just any ole’ breakfast but, breakfast with waffles and cool whip and sprinkles, and not just at the diner table, but we will build a tent and eat it in there. The fun part was once I decided what I wanted to do it made my whole day fun thinking about it and planning for it. And I noticed the energy level increase as I planned it with the kids and Tom. And I notice he even felt more creative.
Imagine doing that everyday. Imagine the creativity you will unleash inside when you have to find something fun and creative to do everyday. Imagine the energy level you will feel. Imagine the memories you will be making. And the creativity you will be instilling in your children and others around you. Imagine the chain effect this could have on so many areas of your life.
I want to invite you to start your own creativity project and unleash your creative potential. I will be sharing my creativity here and starting a photo album and links to other people who are taking on this challenge here, so let me know if you going to play along with me and I’ll add you, so we can inspire the world (dreaming big here!) together to have more fun and be creative. You can let me know in the comments or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I created this badge for a constant reminder to bring creativity into your day everyday. I encourage you to put it on your blog so we can all be reminded and share what we are doing creative each day. To place it on your blog use the code below.
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